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The first adult epic fantasy novel from multi-million copy bestselling author, Joanne M. Harris.

JOANNE M. HARRIS The Gospel of Loki

The first adult epic fantasy novel from multimillion copy bestselling author Joanne Harris. With his notorious reputation for trickery and deception, and an ability to cause as many problems as he solves, Loki is a Norse god like no other. Demon-born, he is viewed with deepest suspicion by his fellow gods who will never accept him as one of their own, and for this he vows to take his revenge. But while Loki is planning the downfall of Asgard and the humiliation of his tormentors, greater powers are conspiring against the gods and a battle is brewing that will change the fate of the Worlds. From his recruitment by Odin from the realm of Chaos, through his years as the go-to man of Asgard, to his fall from grace in the build-up to Ragnarok, this is the unofficial history of the world’s ultimate trickster. Using her life-long passion for the Norse myths, Joanne Harris has created a vibrant and powerful fantasy novel. The Gospel of Loki is a brilliant first-person narrative of the rise and fall of the Norse gods – retold from the point of view of the world's ultimate trickster, Loki. Joanne M. Harris is the author of many bestselling books, including Chocolat, which was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film. Her hobbies are listed in Who's Who as ‘mooching, lounging, strutting, strumming, priest-baiting and quiet subversion’. She plays bass guitar in a band first formed when she was 16 and is currently studying Old Norse.

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Location: Yorkshire Available for Interview www.joanne-harris.co.uk @Joannechocolat

Gollancz Science Fiction and Fantasy • February 2014